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From choosing a style to flatter your figure to finishing without the “homemade” look 

Class 1 – Dream and Scheme

  • Designer classesAnalyze Body Type
  • Choose favorite styles
  • Reading pattern envelopes
  • Measuring Body and choosing sizes
  • Determining Fabric type and yardage
  • Order simple pattern

Class 2 – Laying, Cutting & Marking

  • Determining Pattern pieces to use
  • Adjusting pattern for body size
  • Cross and Straight grains and bias
  • Placement of pattern pieces
  • Pinning
  • Cutting
  • Marking

Class 3 – Sewing the Garment

  • Reading pattern instructions
  • Basting
  • Sewing/finishing seam allowances

Class 4 – Zippers/Buttonholes/Hems

Class 5 – Finishing the Garment

– Special help with buttonholes, hems

This class will be taught by Diana Spink, a very accomplished seamstress who loves to teach and share her favorite sewing and designing techniques for apparel.

Cost $50 for the 5 classes, with $25 deposit due with registration and the 2nd half due at the end of the 2nd class. Supplies for the class will be in addition to the class fee. At a minimum you will be purchasing your pattern and fabric. If you are an Eastside Craft & Sewing Co-op member, your class fee is $45. This first class is limited to 6 people, so please register early to save your space.

Class Schedule: Every other Wednesday afternoon from 2 – 4 pm, beginning with July 15, 2015 (class dates are: July 15, July 29, Aug 12, Aug 26, and Sept 9).

learn fashion clothesmakingAt the end of this class, you will have completed a piece of apparel – you may choose from a separate or a dress and will have learned more than you can imagine at this point. We encourage you to bring your own sewing machine or you can reserve one of ours for a small fee. If you are a Co-op Member, you can work on your project any time we are open, space available. Free staff assistance to keep you going on your project will also be available. On the off Wednesdays, Diana will also be available for personal fee based lessons.

This class is really a beginner’s class. Even if you’ve made your own clothes from a pattern, you will still learn how to be sure your garment will fit and compliment you, learn shortcuts, and be refreshed on how to be sure you will create a successful garment you will be proud to wear.

Please join us for an adventure in fashion and sewing you won’t regret!

This class is sponsored by Yarn Designers Boutique LLC. Please contact us by phone 909 584-9715 or email to register or with questions.

Classes will be in the Co-op room at 439 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314. For more information about our company, please see our website:

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